New Painting no 27
“Dún Laoghaire Library” (Dublin)
On paper, 24 cm x 18 cm (9.5″ x 7″)
Price €80 (+ €8 Registered post to Ireland; €15 P&P to rest of world)
It was an unusual day when I went out to Dún Laoghaire to paint. Cold. But I’d timed my visit to avoid rain, so I cycled down to the harbour as like many people I find the East Pier has a gravitational pull when I’m in the area. It got colder. And as I walked along the upper level I realised there’d be no painting here today because which level I stood on I was in danger of being blown into the water. And it wasn’t any better out the back of the pier.
So I went to where I could shelter from the wind, which was pretty much anywhere away from the harbour. And then I looked at the library and thought, hey – that’s quite a view. Yes it is, I agreed with myself, sat on a wall and took my paints out. Then it rained and I put everything away and moved off for shelter. Then it stopped so I went back. Then a Teddy’s ice cream van parked right in my way, and I went hmm – until I realise it was an even better view now. Then it hailed. So I disappeared again. And on went the day, with snow and hail and rain and even sun. So I love this picture so much, because of all that weather.
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